Took me a year to find my passion, and create a website i manage 4 posts weekly and things are going very well but.....

Somehow the site name,layout and everything about it is wrong.I cant exactly explain it,but it`s wrong.

Now l want to buy a new domain,new/different name then transfer most of my present posts to the new site then delete the present site.Is it possible? I dont mind that my site will be new,im ready to be patient but will the content appear as copied?

What`s the right thing to do? has anyone done the same thing? new domain then transfer most of the content to the new site?

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qoxter Premium
I'm a little late to this party, but did you manage to migrate your site to a new domain?
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ThomasPaul Premium Plus
You basically want to keep the old domain up with the site for 30 days redirecting the URLs of the old domain to the URLs of the new domain. This gives the search engine spiders time to update their index with the new location of your content. WA does this when you move a starter website to a premium domain. I believe there are redirection plugins that will do this for you as well.
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jvranjes Premium
You will lose traffic and authority you already have, comments as well.

So it is a pity, but if you are unhappy with how it is, and you have a clear vision about how it should be, do it, the sooner the better.

It is doable of course. When you copy things do this from Text to Text mode and all links and structure will be the same. Images from Library you will have to move separately.
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roamy Premium
Thanks Jovo,traffic,well l can work on getting new traffic.Will get to it asap because as it is, it`S holding me back
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onmyownterms Premium
Ugh, I hate this question because the duplicate content stuff is so annoying. Yes, it's going to cause you to have to do a lot of redirects, etc. I will be a real mess to reuse the content, I'm not going to lie to you.
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roamy Premium
I'm not looking to re-direct anything,will just lift/copy my present content to the new website then when done,delete the present website.
Thanks for responding
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jvranjes Premium
Duplicate content is not an issue, Google will forget old texts first time their bots try to visit the non-existing old site.

Or even better, you can in fact keep the old site for some time but completely empty, so they will know old urls are vanished.

Another option: when the time comes, all pages copied (but kept in draft) go to old pages/posts and make them empty. Then Fetch them so empty and google will know their content is not there any more. Then keep it so up to a week and publish all new pages/posts and delete old empty.
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onmyownterms Premium
Thanks. I've always been told never to do it that way. You learn something new every day.
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roamy Premium
Thanks so much Jovo,really appreciate
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jvranjes Premium
I do not know if this is the best way, but I would do it this way if I would do the same drastic change as Roamy plans. I am convinced it is best to clear up everything and start from zero, no old urls involved in any way.

I did it exactly as I described above with a couple of posts which I moved from one site to another.
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gmegs Premium
That's exactly how I did it Jovo.
My original golf site domain name may have had a copyright issue, so to be safe I moved what I had to a new domain name.

Hahaha - I still own the old domain, but there is no content on it.
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roamy Premium
Thanks,now l feel confident
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gmegs Premium
Yeah, I "bit the bullet" but am much happier for it.
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jvranjes Premium
OK Roamy so this is a first-hand experience from Joanne.
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jvranjes Premium
Great to hear from you Joanne. I guess Roamy should now be fine with this.
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gmegs Premium
Hey Jovo! - yeah, I've been a little MIA
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roamy Premium
Thanks Jovo,really appreciate
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